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27th March 2020

Minus 1 and dry this morning.

Another day with no visitors.. Boring..

I always enjoy showing people around the yard; I love this place and at the moment it is looking so beautiful… mind you it always does..

It does though feel strange not seeing my KBRP manager Peter Kerr’s head poking round the door.

Those of you who have been to Thorndale with know that we are part of the Vestey Farming operation and the barns below my yard are full of just over a 1100 ewes who are currently lambing…

It is a very busy time of the year at Thorndale and there seems to be lambs everywhere; and the noise is one of bleating and baaa baaring!

The Thorndale Farm shepherd Gordon Fairbairn and his right hand man Pat Barrett have added a few extra hands to help.It is a 24 hour job lambing and his team are hugely efficient.

I have nothing but admiration for what they do, and I and my staff try as much as possible to keep out of their way.

Ewes and their lambs are penned for few days after arriving in this frightening world before they then head out into the fields, and what a stunning sight they are..

It is a wonderful times of year… New life and hard to believe that we are in this ghastly epidemic..Life goes on until it is stopped .. which I sincerely hope it is not.

Moving on..I cannot thank you for the messages of support and the jokes.. well they are overwhelming..

This was sent to me by two Fetherston’s.. Dilke and Godley..

EMPLOYEE NOTICE

Due to the current financial situation caused by the Corona Virus and slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.

This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).

Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).

A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as the Government deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by the Government.

Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.

Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your TD, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.

Sincerely,

The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)

PS - Due to Corona Virus, recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, The Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.

Happy birthday to Mikey Hamill..We miss you Mikey!!!

Todays non virus subject nasty video was sent over by Christopher Marriott... I might ask Leo for a genuine interpretation before he goes home on Sunday..